This Carpenter Bee Trap is deceptively simple but extremely effective. The trap itself is constructed of wood and plastic bottles. The Carpenter Bee Trap does not need a bait or any additional lure to do its job. The trap looks like the holes where the carpenter bees live. They fly into the Carpenter Bee Trap become trapped in the plastic bottle and their buzzing and natural scent attracts their carpenter bee friends to come and join them.
Place the Carpenter Bee Trap over existing carpenter bee holes or in other areas of the structure where the sun shines directly. This trap once in place will last for years.
To use the Carpenter Bee Trap simply screw an empty plastic bottle into the trap and poke some small drain holes in the bottom to let rainwater out. When the bottle is full it can be removed and replaced with any standard plastic bottle. Simple and convenient.
Hey, bought two. Both trapped bees within two days of putting up! However, the construction appeared to be done a little hasty, as there was inconsistencies in the workmanship...one's roof was completely to one side instead on centered...but hey, they worked fine...obviously the bees don't care!
Finally after 5 years of torment, I can sit on my deck. Tried everything, including professional pest control. Took a few weeks, but after one bee found its way to "home", I had 20+ in the trap. So simple - so effective.
After seeing these online I decided to make one myself. It only took about 45 min to make and after hanging 3 days ago I have 4 bees in it. This was simple to make and is working well. Not sure how many bees we have left after killing a handful with the water hose and a tennis racket!
It is poorly made. Looks like a kid made it in cub scouts with a hand saw. I guess the bees think so also. No one has moved in yet. Bees al around but none in the bottle. The trap has been up for over 1 week.
Can you hang it from a nail? Or do you nail or screw it to the wood surface?
The carpenter bee trap has a flat top and one flat side so it may be screwed to wood directly over the existing carpenter bee holes. You can also just hang the carpenter bee trap by the wire on top. If you wish to remove the wire, just push it out through the bottom of the carpenter bee trap. If you have a new structure and want to avoid a carpenter bee infestation, place the carpenter bee traps on corners and peaks of buildings for the best results. Carpenter bees really prefer the sunny side, so the carpenter bee traps will catch more carpenter bees on that side.
I had a bee go into the trap and then got out? Aren't they suppose to get stuck in it?
Yes, the idea of the Carpenter Bee trap is that the bees have no way of escaping. This is very strange that the bee was able to escape. Please contact Carpenter Bee Solutions for help trouble shooting with this trap.
What is recommended to do with the bees once they're trapped in the bottle? Is there a humane way to dispose of them? If brought to a heavily wooded area, would they be more likely to use trees instead of buildings?
We think this question would be better answered by the creater of the trap to assist you in humanely removing them. You can reach Carpenter Bee Solutions at 256-253-2019.